Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings

In addition to a new introduction by Jack Flam, interviews, The Collected Writings includes previously unpublished essays by Smithson and gathers hard-to-find articles, and photographs. Since the 1979 publication of the writings of robert Smithson, Robert Smithson's significance as a spokesman for a generation of artists has been widely acknowledged and the importance of his thinking to contemporary artists and art critics continues to grow.

Together these provide a full picture of his wide-ranging views on art and culture. University of California Press.

Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West

Lippard is one of america’s most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art. Hailed for "the breadth of her reading and the comprehensiveness with which she considers the things that define place" The New York Times, Lippard now turns her keen eye to the politics of land use and art in an evolving New West.

From threatened native american sacred sites to the history of uranium mining, she offers a skeptical examination of the "subterranean economy. Featuring more than two hundred gorgeous color images, Undermining is a must-read for anyone eager to explore a new way of understanding the relationship between art and place in a rapidly shifting society.

Working from her own lived experience in a new mexico village and inspired by gravel pits in the landscape, Lippard weaves a number of fascinating themes—among them fracking, tourism, ruins, Indian land rights, photography, mining, adobe buildings, land art, the Old West, and water—into a tapestry that illuminates the relationship between culture and the land.

. Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R.

Donald Judd Writings

Edited by the artist’s son, judd foundation curator and co-president Flavin Judd, art history, this volume finally provides readers with the full extent of Donald Judd’s influence on contemporary art, and Judd Foundation archivist Caitlin Murray, and art criticism. In these intimate reflections we see judd’s thinking at his least mediated—a mind continuing to grapple with questions of its moment, thinking them through, changing positions, and demonstrating the intensity of thought that continues to make Judd such a formidable presence in contemporary visual art.

With hundreds of pages of new and previously unpublished essays, and letters, notes, Donald Judd Writings is the most comprehensive collection of the artist’s writings assembled to date. The largest addition of newly available material is Judd’s unpublished notes—transcribed from his handwritten accounts of and reactions to subjects ranging from the politics of his time, to the literary texts he admired most.

Moreover, this new collection also includes unpublished college essays and hundreds of never-before-seen notes, a critical but unknown part of Judd’s writing practice. David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. This timely publication includes Judd’s best-known essays, as well as little-known texts previously published in limited editions.

. Judd’s earliest published writing, defined the terms of art criticism in the 1960s, contain the seeds of his later writing, published here for the first time, but his essays as an undergraduate at Columbia University in New York, consisting largely of art reviews for hire, and allow readers to trace the development of his critical style.

The writings that followed judd’s early reviews are no less significant art-historically, but have been relegated to smaller publications and have remained largely unavailable until now.

The Poetics of Space

This lyrical journey takes as its premise the emergence of the poetic image and finds an ideal metaphor in the intimate spaces of our homes. David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. A beloved multidisciplinary treatise comes to penguin ClassicsSince its initial publication in 1958, writers, architects, psychologists, critics,  The Poetics of Space has been a muse to philosophers, and readers alike.

In bachelard’s enchanting spaces,  “we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost. This new edition features a foreword by Mark Z. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Danielewski, whose bestselling novel house of leaves drew inspiration from Bachelard’s writings, and an introduction by internationally renowned philosopher Richard Kearney who explains the book’s enduring importance and its role within Bachelard’s remarkable career. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

The rare work of irresistibly inviting philosophy, Bachelard’s seminal work brims with quiet revelations and stirring, mysterious imagery. Penguin Classics. Houses and rooms; cellars and attics; drawers, chests, and wardrobes; nests and shells; nooks and corners: No space is too vast or too small to be filled by our thoughts and our reveries.

Guiding us through a stream of meditations on poetry, and the blooming of consciousness itself, art, Bachelard examines the domestic places that shape and hold our dreams and memories.

Robert Smithson

Roberts, richard Sieburth, Moira Roth, Robert A. Straddling the movements of minimalism and land art, Smithson, who died in a plane crash at the age of 35, had a profound impact on the cultural landscape that resonates to this day. Penguin Classics. Robert smithson presents essays by top smithson scholars alongside both archival imagery and specially commissioned photography of the artist's works; it considers the interrelationship of Smithson's complete artistic output, from the earliest figurative work up to his famed earthworks.

Other contributions to the volume are a previously unpublished interview with smithson by moira roth; a substantive historical and critical essay by Thomas Crow; an essay by MOCA curator Cornelia Butler discussing Smithson's lineage and his influence on contemporary artists; and a series of texts focusing on key works from Smithson's oeuvre, including Incidents of Mirror Travel in the Yucatan by Suzaan Boettger, Airport Terminal Project by Mark Linder, Spiral Jetty by Jennifer Roberts, Enantiomorphic Chambers by Ann Reynolds, Heap of Language by Richard Sieburth, Proposal for Monument at Antartica sic by Robert Sobieszek.

Smithson's revolutionary ideas positioned art as existing beyond the walls of the museum in media such as writing and film, and even in the landscape itself. Eugenie tsai provides a curatorial overview of the exhibition, erotic, and other work with religious, drawings, which includes early writings, and pop culture motifs that deepen our understanding of Smithson's diverse practice.

Sobieszek, and eugenie Tsai David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. The book also features the complete library list―a posthumously compiled list of publications in Smithson's personal library―with an introduction by Alexander Alberro, as well as an exhibition checklist and annotated exhibition chronology.

With contributions by alexander alberro, Cornelia Butler, Mark Linder, Ann Reynolds, Thomas Crow, Suzaan Boettger, Jennifer L.

Materiality Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art

Mit Pr. Penguin Classics. But in order to engage critically with the meaning, for example, milk in the work of Dieter Roth, or latex in the sculptures of Eva Hesse, of hair in David Hammons's installations, we need a very different set of methodological tools. This anthology focuses on the moments when materials become willful actors and agents within artistic processes, entangling their audience in a web of connections.

Essays consider recent artistic and critical approaches to materiality, focusing on the moments when materials become willful actors and agents within artistic processes. Materiality has reappeared as a highly contested topic in recent art. It reexamines the notion of “dematerialization”; addresses materialist critiques of artistic production; surveys relationships between matter and bodies, from the hierarchies of gender to the abject and phobic; explores the vitality of substances; and addresses the concepts of intermateriality and transmateriality emerging in the hybrid zones of digital experimentation.

Artists surveyed include georges adéagbo, tessa farmer, chohreh feyzdjou, paul vanouse, romuald hazoumè, pierre huyghe, helen chadwick, jimmie durham, tino Sehgal, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Santiago Sierra, Janine Antoni, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Mark Dion, Shozo Shimamoto, Simon Starling, Artur Barrio, Carl Andre, Mel Chin, Mike Kelley, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Anthony McCall, Teresa Margolles, Ilya Kabakov, Paul Thek, Amy Balkin, Kara WalkerWriters include Joseph D.

And it looks at the ways in which materials obstruct, disrupt, or interfere with social norms, emerging as impure formations and messy, unstable substances. Amato, wolfgang kemp, elizabeth grosz, jens hauser, jean-françois lyotard, natasha eaton, dietmar Rübel, Dieter Hoffmann-Axthelm, Esther Leslie, Karen Barad, Monika Wagner, Tim Ingold, Julia Kristeva, Georges Didi-Huberman, Judith Butler, Gillian Whiteley David zwirner Books Judd Foundation.

Modernist criticism tended to privilege form over matter―considering material as the essentialized basis of medium specificity―and technically based approaches in art history reinforced connoisseurship through the science of artistic materials.

Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come

He goes back to the late middle ages and renaissance―to Giotto in Padua, and Veronese unfolding the human comedy, Bruegel facing the horrors of religious war, Poussin painting the Sacraments, in particular his inscrutable Allegory of Love. Was it ultimately to painting’s advantage that in an age of orthodoxy and enforced censorship threats of hellfire, made for UNESCO in 1958, burnings at the stake artists found ways reflect on the powers and limitations of religion without putting their thoughts into words? In conclusion Clark brings us into the Nuclear Age with Picasso’s Fall of Icarus, which already seems to signal, or even prescribe, an age when all futures are dead.

C. Penguin Classics. Mit Pr. Preeminent art historian T. J. 94 color illustrations David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. Clark sets out to investigate the different ways painting has depicted the dream of God’s kingdom come: heaven descended to earth. J. Clark explores how painters since the Middle Ages have portrayed the divine on earth.

In this latest work, respected art historian T.


One of the most important sculptors of this century, Richard Serra has been a spokesman on the nature and status of art in our day. In interviews with writers including Douglas and Davis Sylvester, he discusses specific installations and offers insights into his approach to the problem each presents. From essays like "extended notes from sight point road" to Serra's extended commentary on the Tilted Arc fiasco, the pieces in this volume comprise a document of one artist's engagement with the practical, philosophical, and political problems of art.

David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. Mit Pr. Penguin Classics. Interviews by peter eisenman and Alan Colquhoun elicit Serra's thoughts on the relation of architecture to contemporary sculpture, a primary component in his own work. Best known for site-specific works in steel, whether political, whether urban, Serra has much to say about the relation of sculpture to place, or architectural, decorative, natural, and about the nature of art itself, or personal.


Memory Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art

Art that engages with memory embodied in material and spatial conditions is examined beside works that reflect upon memory's effects through time, and yet others that enlist the agency of remembrance or forgetting to work through aspects of the numerous pasts by which the present is always haunted. Its discussions encompass artworks from the late 1940s onward, ranging from reperformances such as Marina Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces embodied resurrections of decades-removed performance pieces by her contemporaries to the inanimate trace of “memory” Robert Morris assigns to his free-form felt pieces, which “forget” in their present configurations their previous slides and falls.

Contextualizing memory's role in visual theory and aesthetic politics―from Marcel Proust's optics to Bernard Stiegler's analysis of memory's “industrialization”―this collection also surveys the diversity of situations and registers in which contemporary artists explore memory. Penguin Classics. Investigations into the wide array of artistic relationships to memory, and forgetting, repetition and reappearance, in artworks from the late 1940s to the present.

This anthology investigates the turn in art not only towards archives and histories, the relics of modernities past, in themselves, but toward the phenomena, of “haunting” and the activation of memory. Mit Pr. David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. It looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of “active” forgetting.

Land & Environmental Art Themes & Movements

They are accompanied by documents which chart the ideas, their critical reception and the broader philosophical and cultural context which framed them. This book fully documents the 1960s Land Art movement as well as surveying later examples of environmental art to the present day. Mit Pr. Earthworks, robert smithson or walter de maria in the 1970s-80s to Peter Fend and Mierle Laderman Ukeles in the 1990s are all illustrated with breathtaking photographs, environments, performances and actions by artists ranging from Ana Mendieta, sketches and project notes.

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Penguin Group USA. David zwirner Books Judd Foundation. A passionate, from the author of men explain things to me drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.

Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world. Penguin Classics. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, and social meaning, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers.

. Mit Pr. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture.